LA Colors: Neutral Shadow Holiday Palette

I only waited a few days before I went back to Walgreens and purchased the L.A. Colors Neutral Shadow Holiday Palette after I swatched the Bright Shadow Holiday Palette…

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I am still enamored by the bright palette and have been mixing it in with all sorts of other palettes, indy minerals and cream shadows. I mean, makeup lovers will always play! So, for less than a the cost of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte, why not spend $3 and get the neutrals?…


For years, I used only neutrals and then, the vibrant ’80’s hit and it was joker’s wild on whatever bold color you wanted to wear. So, I put aside wearing brown clothes and brown shadows. And even though I don’t wear the same looks as I did in the 80’s, it wasn’t until I started beauty blogging that I got back into wearing neutral shadows much at all.
So, when I found the newest L.A. Colors Holiday palettes at Walgreens a few weeks ago, it was easy for me to pick the bright colors over the neutrals. However, the performance of those shadows blew me away and I practically ran back to get the neutral palette. For 24 neutral shades, there are plenty here without any repeats…

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Just as a side note….does anyone else think that pale blue looks out of place? I’m happy to have it but, it seems odd in the midst of taupes/browns/grays…


Anyway…I was excited to begin swatching. Here are some random picks I chose…

Neutral LA Color swatches

Although my photos were all out of focus, I can assure you that the colors I picked were very pigmented. The lighter color shadows are are soft yet, they blend in quite wonderfully with the darker shades.

I’m more apt to lean towards a smoky eye look with this palette than to seek out a soft tone, neutral look. However, for those fans of neutral, you will love this one. No, it’s not as great as the better-known nude palettes we have been seeing but, I was not disappointed at all with what I got with L.A. Colors Neutral Holiday palette. And, if you want to get a gift for a friend that is just starting to venture into makeup or, likes more subtle looks, this one is sure to delight.

Have you tried the neutral palette from L.A. Colors? Is this a nude palette that you would try?

  • Oh wow such a good palette with lots of color options for such a good price too. Definitely a must have for a neutral lover. Great palette review.

    • Would be perfect for a stocking stuffer, which is what they market it as or, just a very inexpensive nude palette.

  • erikatheicyone

    This looks like a good palette. 😀

    • I wasn’t disappointed. Unlike I was with that Fergie WnW huge pallete.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    $3???? What a great stocking stuffer! I wish we had L.A. Colors around here

    • Even your Walgreens doesn’t carry it? Oh, No!!!

      • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

        No, I guess MA is too far from LA, lol. I found another of your bargain suggestions at Ulta recently hidden on an inner shelf, Profusion, but different little palettes from the one you reviewed

        • I have picked up Profusion as well as L.A. Colors at Gordmans, TJ Maxx and Ross, as well.

  • I always think pale blue looks like a 50s mod color.

    • I’m going to try this one out, for fun. Maybe as a highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes.

  • This looks nice set and the price is awesome!

    • Well worth the $3 investment.

  • Can’t beat it!

  • I need to find more LA colors!

    • I hope you can find them. 🙂

  • for $3 why not!?

    • That’s exactly what I thought. I spend more than that for…a gallon of gas, something at Starbucks, a lunch sandwich, lots and lots of little things. Why not this?

  • LA Colors always has great deals.

    • I feel that the quality has been better than it was, say, two or three years ago. It used to be so hard and/or chalky. Some of these had just a bit of crumble but not horrible. And with a shadow primer, they wore like IRON!

  • Anastasia

    I’m with you, that pale blue really stands out. But wow, what a deal this is!

    • I will take it as a challenge to work with that blue. 😉

  • I love neutral palettes. This one has some great colors!

    • You would really like this one, I know!

  • I can never have too many neutral palettes.

    • And, unlike the Wet ‘n Wild huge palette that had several dupes within it, I didn’t find anything duped here.

  • I love the texture on these! And the colors are really pretty.

    • I love texture on shadows and take tons of photos! LOL! I don’t know why I love that and also, seeing them all in a pretty line. I am really enjoying the wearability of this neutral and the brights. Best $6 in palettes I’ve probably ever made!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Its a nice set for the price tag

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I can never have too many neutrals!

    • There’s definitely a little bit of everything nude there. 🙂

  • Betzy Carmona

    You can’t beat the price.

  • Nereida Ramos

    Are there only two?